MOVEON ON THE MOVE
average on the candidates, this through Saturday afternoon: Mitt Romney garners 41 percent of the GOP vote, down 1 percentage point. Mr. Santorum sustains 26 percent, Mr. Gingrich 13 percent, down 2 percentage points.
Never an organization to stay idle for long, Moveon.org is readying a national uprising called “99% Spring.” They’re in active and melodramatic recruitment mode for “one of the most audacious training projects in American history,” the 5 million-member, mostly progressive activist group says.
“From April 9-15 we will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. We will organize trainings to tell the story of our economy: how we got here, who’s responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it,” the group says in a rallying letter signed by leaders from 40 organizations — from United Auto Workers and Greenpeace to Progressive Democrats of America and the Ruckus Society.
“This spring we rise! We will reshape our country with our own hands and feet, bodies and hearts. We will take non-violent action in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neighborhood, one city, one state at a time,” the signers proclaim.